Open Post: Hosted By Bruno The Shelter Cat Who Was Accused Of Being “Too Affectionate”

January 31, 2023 / Posted by:

Two-year old orange boy Bruno thought he’d found his people when he was adopted from the Mountville Animal Shelter in New Jersey last week. However, Bruno was soon to learn that the conditions at his new home were anything but ideal. According to People, Bruno was adopted by a mother and her young daughter, only to be returned less than a week later. You see, Bruno is one of those cats. You know the type; one of those Heresme Cats that are always in your face like “here’s me!” A bit of a diva? Perhaps, perhaps — but who wants to live in a world where charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talons get you a one-way ticket back to the animal shelter? Certainly not Bruno!

So when Bruno learned that his new people were basic AF and wouldn’t know glamour if it walked right up and bit them in the nose (lord knows he tried it!), he launched a charm offensive he knew would have the opposite effect on his unimpressed captors, and zoomied his way to a new home where a cat of his caliber could shine. And got new homes for the rest of his Mountville Pussy Posse in the process! According to People:

According to a Facebook Jan. 25 post from the Montville Animal Shelter, Bruno was recently adopted by a mother and her daughter, both first-time cat owners, which likely played a part in why they relinquished the animal one week after bringing him home.

“The family never had a cat before and said he was too affectionate, always wanted to sit on their laps, follow them around, and head-butt them for kisses and pets,” the shelter wrote on social media.

According to USA Today, the mother worked from home, and Bruno kept distracting his owner from her job with his adorable and distracting attention-seeking behavior. The cat also kept the young girl awake by sleeping on her bed and seeking cuddles throughout the night.

The post from Montville Animal Shelter added that the 2-year-old feline was also deemed “too playful” by his former family because of his rambunctious evening “zoomies.”

Speaking from experience, orange boys really do be doing THE MOST. And God bless ’em’ for it. Pro-tip: If you’re looking to get drooled on, head-butted, licked, nibbled, tripped, poked, prodded, or have a cat’s head poking between your legs every time you sit on the toilet, get your hair claw-combed while you’re sleeping or have your bladder pounded in the night by two furry fists of fury, get yourself an orange boy. And because of Bruno’s tenacity in the face of dull-minded individuals who wouldn’t know that their coffee had gone cold if he hadn’t taken it upon himself to knock the mug right out of their hand, somebody who gets it did. Get themselves an orange boy, that is. Bruno! Bruno was quickly adopted by a new family.

Here’s the shelter’s post about Bruno. Now if you’ll excuse me, my orange boy Willie is currently alerting me to a very urgent situation having to do with my elbow.

Pic: Facebook

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